I really like this eyeliner. The name sounds like it should be an Ugly Doll though, maybe Ice Bat's cousin. It's not black at all, it's kind of a cool taupe with some shimmer. I love taupe eyeliners and have a very hard time finding one that isn't a warm light brown. I find it wears well under normal conditions, haven't tested it yet in very hot or wet weather. Looks great with my greenish blue eyes. Me: C2, strawberry blonde, green eyes.
Seriously, this is the weirdest shade of mascara I've ever seen. MAC describes it as "fleshtone for brow and lash". It's definitely a fleshtone, but not a tone I'd like to put on my lashes and brows! It's the color of a very light concealer, think YSL's Eclat #2 or #3 or even soft ochre paint pot. I guess I was thinking it was a darker taupe color, like GA's long discontinued taupe mascara. No idea how I'd wear this or even why.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP color crystal violet dazzle 512
devo 1/30/2010 3:18:00 PM
Wish there was a more emphatic NO on the dropdown menu. I bought this last week on a whim, hoping for a medium purple shimmery liner. This is a medium eggplant shade with silver sparkles, not shimmer. I wore this twice, both times for about 5 hours, once without a base, once with. Each time, the purple shade had worn completely away, leaving only the silver glitter. So I was walking around at work (I'm a teacher) with what looked like a line of fine silver glitter at my eyelashes. Not a good look. Tossing this right now.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - The Lip Slip- Sara Happ
devo 5/30/2009 11:18:00 PM
This is a pricey but very good lip balm. I've been using it every day for about 2 months, and although it seems like it will last a long time, I don't see it lasting a year as the other poster says. It's a very pale milky pink with very fine blueish and champange shimmer. It shows as nearly naked, the pink doesn't show up. But the shimmer on bare lips kind of gleams. Over a lipstick it adds a little dimension without greatly changing the l/s color. Non sticky and lasts an incredible amount of time for a balm, way more than a lip gloss or creamy lipstick. Smells a little like honey and vanilla.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Hello Kitty -- Pink Fish Tinted Lip Conditioner
devo 2/15/2009 4:44:00 PM
Pros: Moisturizing, doesn't have that Mac vanilla smell, has SPF. Cons: not as sheer as I'd hoped, shade is too off for me. I'm pale (mac F&B N1 in winter, mix N1 or 2 and C2 in summer), strawberry blonde, green eyes, and it was too opaque and cool toned for me. I was hoping for a clear bubble gum pink, but it's a milky light lavender toned pink. Does nothing for me. I prefer Tender Baby tendertone lip conditioner, which has probably been discontinued because I like it.
Foundations -Sally Hansen - Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Airbrush Spray Makeup
devo 2/10/2009 11:01:00 PM
So, this is Carmindy's spray makeup. I purchased the light and the light to medium as there were no testers. The container says "Good for all skin types. With Olive Oil extract, Chamomile & Vitamin A. Paraben Free." I followed the directions to shake well, spray directly onto hand and apply on face, and blend evenly and completely for a flawless look. And, I did find it a pretty flawless look! It applies very well, blends very well, and gives that my skin but better look. The coverage is similar to Mac Face and Body or MUFE's face and body (both of which I love). It is definitley more matte than Mac's, and slightly more matte than MUFE's. However, I wouldn't call it a matte finish, just more of a restrained satiny look. Wore REALLY well during a full day without creasing into fine lines (I'm old, okay). Edited to add: I was not a fan of her liquid foundation, it just sort of sat on the skin and didn't wear well on me. This you cannot feel once it's on and seems to sink in well. Color selection is very limited. The light shade for me is actually very good (Mac F&B n1, dead of winter), just slightly too yellow. The light to medium, I don't know if I didn't shake it enough, but it first sprayed on a serious Gollum gray shade. After I sprayed it a few more times it's fine, just too dark. The sprayer itself I wish were finer or more gentle or something. It sprays rather forcefully like a hairspray and can splash up from your hand. I'll update again if my review changes. Ingredients:Butane, Isobutane,water, cyclopentasiloxane, propane, dimethicone, butylene glycol, silica, talc, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, olea europaea (olive) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, retinyl palmitate, tolysorbate 20, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, sodium chloride, synthetic beeswax, caprylyl glycol, silica dimethyl silylate, ethylene brassylate, disodium cocoyl glutamate, potassium sorbate, hexylene glycol, sorbitan sesquioleate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, phenoxyethanol. may contain: Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), mica.
This is an amazing color. I'm super picky about what I'll put on tips (toes I'll try almost anything). I think there's maybe 2 polishes I'll wear. Well, this is the 3rd and the only true nude I'll wear! I see the color as a slightly lavender tinted grayed beige, a cool to neutral tone. Works well with my LLL pink toned skin, as the lavender doesn't accentuate the ruddiness. Very happy with this and would repurchase.
Ah, Patina, where have you been all my life?? No idea why it took me so long to purchase this. Patina is a nice taupe/bronze/gray that flashes some olive on me. It's like the cooler hipper cousin of Omega or Seedling. Great as an easy throw it on neutral with a little punch, or add Vex and Satin Taupe for a more polished look. Good crease color on us pale people. Me, bluish green eyes, C2 with freckles, golden strawberry blonde hair.
Really love this. And only bought it due to the reviews here. This is the perfect slighty pinked beigey brown matte bronzer for a PPP/LLL who has ruddy cheeks. I never would have looked at this on my own because it looks too warm and slightly orangey in the pan, but on it's great. This on the cheeks, a little bit of gray brown liner, and a little Zen on the lids and a slick of lip balm and it's the perfect casual day face. Love this and have worn it every day since I bought it 3 weeks ago. Me: strawberry blonde, green eyes, Nars Deauville, Mac NC20
I've been wearing this for about a month now, and loving the way my lashes look. I have puny, skinny, blonde eyelashes that need tons of help. And, I have sensitive eyes and can't use mascara with fibers. All this month I've had no flaking, no clumping, and great looking full lashes. My HG, Shu Basic, has been relegated to the back of the makeup drawer. For colors, I don't see a lot of difference between the brown and the black brown. The plain brown is pretty dark, darker than Shu Basic's brown. Try this with Shisedo's mascara primer for enormous lashes.
Concealers -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Mineral Concealer - Light
devo 9/23/2007 1:35:00 AM
I'm really liking this right now! I wear the Bare Naturale foundation in nude beige and found the concealer in light a good match. I think it works just okay under the eyes, maybe I need to play with it more first. However, I really like it on blemishes. Right now my face is recovering from about the worst breakout I've had in 10 years ( I cannot stress how much I HATE Ponds cold cream), and this covered all the redness better than ANY concealer I've ever used. Any. After applying the foundation and then the concealer, my skin looked flawless. I'm very impressed and would rebuy again and again. I may have found a HG. The packaging is pretty good. I know some said they don't like the brush, but I like it and found I can just use the tip to apply to pinpoint blemishes. Very portable product.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Mineral Eyeshadow - Chesnut
devo 9/23/2007 1:14:00 AM
In general I really like the Bare Naturale line, and this is no exception. These are very gentle shimmery loose eyeshadows. Chesnut is a warm light bronzy brown with slight very fine shimmer. If you like a lot of shimmer or intense color, these mineral shadows won't be your thing. If you like understated washes of fine shimmer, you'll like these. The shimmer reminds me of WnW's cream tube shadows. With a base (mac paint in bare canvas), these do not crease all day. Without a base, they last a bit longer than most shadows on me. I took some off of packaging quality. SAVE THE LITTLE STYROFOAM DISK ON THE TOP. If you don't, the shadow will spill outside the sifter when it's upside down, even if the top is on. A flip top would be cool. I do like the size of the product and the sifter though, it does keep it from accidentally getting knocked over (mac pigments, looking at you.)
Loose Powders -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Soft-Focus Mineral Finish
devo 9/23/2007 12:51:00 AM
I'd give this a 3.5 if I could. I'm a huge fan of the bare naturale foundation and thought I'd try the soft focus. The packaging is exactly like the foundation. First tried it a few times with the BN foundation, and did not like it at all. It seemed to change the shade a bit and make it paler, and it also looked like there was too much m/u on. I hate that look! I then tried it with a liquid foundation (mac face and body) and LOVED the way it looked. Nice and purty and glowy. It almost reminds me of GA's loose powder for the look it gives. I took some off for packaging. Although the sifter thing works for the foundation, if the mineral finish is turned upside down even while it's capped, a bunch leaks out to the spot where you'd dip the brush in. When this happens with the foundation, I can just shake it a little back and forth and most goes back through the sifter. The mineral finish doesn't do that, and you end up with too much on the brush. Kind of a pain and takes away the supposed ease of use. I'd buy again, but hope they change the packaging somehow.
Mascara -Shu Uemura - Mascara Basic [DISCONTINUED]
devo 7/13/2007 1:15:00 PM
HG, love this! It never ever clumps. Very natural looking, never that spidery lashes look. If you are looking for that dramatic, false eyelashes look this isn't for you, but for everyday it can't be beat. I use the dark brown on light m/u days and black for when I'm going out (I'm blonde). I've found that you have to give the cap/wand just a little extra twist to really get it shut. You'll think it's shut, but twist a little more. Helps to keep it from drying out. Expensive, but haven't found anything comparable.
Ah, yes, a $60 conditioner to use right after rinsing the mediocre $60 shampoo out of your hair. I had a 5 ml sample, which was not enough to fully test on my shoulder length curly fine hair. Funny, because 5 ml of my $8 conditioner (Elucence MBC - love!) is enough to condition my hair. This wasn't a horrible conditioner, but it's a okay $60 conditioner you have to use a lot of to actually condition.